Jewish Ukraine : 7 days 6 nights

We offer you a tour of the most important Jewish places of Ukraine - Kiev, Uman, Odessa , Vinnitsa, Berdichev.

Jews appeared on the territory of Ukraine from the times of Kievan Rus and even one of the most distinctive Jewish religious movements - Hasidism originated in Ukraine.

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1st day 04.05.2017
  • Arrival to Kyiv. Transfer to hotel. Check-in. Free time.

Optional. Bus excursion “Evening Kyiv”

Optional. Bus excursion “Evening Kyiv”. It is visiting the viewpoints of Kyiv, is the ability to see the mysterious and romantic city in the light of lanterns and neon lights, is an unforgettable experience of illumination and light projectors. During the tour you will discover a completely amazing and unusual Kyiv, see memorials Park of Glory, the Arch of Friendship with Russia, Volodymyr Hill, a monument to Prince Volodymyr with a luminous cross. You will discover the beautiful panorama of temples, bridges, areas of Kyiv - Podil and Left Bank of the Dnipro River. Excursion duration – 2 hours. 9 europer person.

  • Overnight at the hotel
2nd day 05.05.2017
  • Breakfast in the hotel. Jewish Kiev Tour.

The millennial history of the Jewish community of Kiev, from Kievan Rus to the present days, will be vividly pictured on this tour. The most prosperous merchants of Kyiv Podol had belonged to the Jewish community, the most luxury mansions on Kiev Lypky had been in property of Jewish merchants. Members of the Jewish community made a great impact on the Kiev city development. Jewish merchant David Margolin financed the first sewerage and the first tramline in Kiev. And thanks to Lazar Brodsky donations, there were built the Kiev Polytechnic University, the Institute of the Bacteriology, the Jewish Children Hospital, the Synagogue and the famous Bessarabsky Market. The Jewish Mark Twain - Sholem Aleichem - wrote in Kiev, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir was born here...One of the largest Holocaust events happened in Kiev Baby Yar too... The history of the Ukrainian capital is deeply bound with the Jewish community. There is a lot to see, hear and feel on this tour for those interested in Kiev Jewish history, roots and life.

The excursion highlights:

  • Artisan market on Andreyevsky Slope
  • Babiy Yar
  • Kiev main street, Khreschatyk
  • Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University
  • Central (Brodsky) synagogue
  • House where Golda Meir lived in 1903
  • Monument to Sholem Aleichem
  • Museum of Sholem Aleichem
  • Yaroslavskaya Street

Duration: 6 hours.

  • Lunch during the tour (8-10 euro per person) Transfer to the hotel. Free time. 

Overnight at the hotel.

3rd day 06.05.2017
  • Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out. Trip to Uman 

Trip to Uman - the Chassidism capital.Numerous groups of pilgrims annually visit Uman from more than twenty countries of the world. Here you will visit the grave of the respected Rabi Nahman from Breslev. Then take a walk at Uman's park. "Sophia" is the masterpiece of the World Park and garden art of the 18-19th centuries. The park is a vivid example of a combination of water, land, architectural buildings and monuments.

Lunch at local restaurant.

  • Transfer to Odessa.Check in at Odessa hotel. Free time.

Overnight at hotel.

4th day 07.06.2017
  • Breakfast in the hotel. Jewish Odesa Tour.

We will visit places connected  with famous people and events in Jewish history of Odessa, houses of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Sholem  Aleichem, Meir Dizengoff, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Chabad synagogue and  Main synagogue (interior) , Migdal culture center (former Butchers synagogue), Holocaust  memorial, Jewish cemetery. The Museum of the Odessa Jews History is out-and- outer in Ukraine. More than seven thousand original items of Jew life and culture, documents and photos, works of art are displayed here. There is also archaeological finds - tombstones fragments of Khadzhibey times, and the hall of "stones of old town". Citizens presented most of the exhibits. At the close of 19th century, Odessa was the world's third-largest city of Jewish population.  Many prominent Jewish writers and poets, historians and politicians were born here. One of them was Zeev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky, a brilliant journalist, and fighter against the Nazism, who has spearheaded the establishment of Israel. He wrote about Odessa: "I have never seen such a light-hearted city …"

 Lunch at local restaurant. (8-10 euro per person).

  • Excursions Evening Odesa 

Evening Odesa immersed in a sea lights. Illuminated shop windows, beckoning "to light" restaurants and nightclubs, are transformed into rays of illumination is not the most remarkable objects in the afternoon. City life goes on, Odesa becomes a spectacular and mysterious. Walking in the light of the streetlights along Primorsky Boulevard, it seems that so everything looked in the nineteenth century, bright advertising on Deribasovskaya recalls that Odesa is almost a foreign country where a light gives the illusion of absolute unreality. During the tour, you will see the historic parts of the city center, admire the view of Catherine's Square, views of the sea port of the Primorsky Boulevard, visit the Transfiguration Cathedral. Program can be completed in accordance with your wishes.

Free time.

Overnight at hotel.

5th day 08.05.2017
  • Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to Vinnitsa.(480 km)

The first record of this town dated from 1363. Old buildings in the Vinnitsa’s center, religious buildings and beautiful views attract tourist. You will also visit the Local museum and see "small Jerusalem" which was the Jewish town.

Lunch at the location restaurant.(5-8 euro per person)

  • Transfer to Berdichev (85km).Check –in. Free time.

Overnight at the hotel.    

6th day 09.05.2017
  • Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out.

Walking excursion to the to Berdichev, small town with rich Jewish historical and cultural past. You will see Synagogues and Jewish cemetery.   

  • Transfer to Kyiv. (140 km) Arrival to Kyiv. Check –in. Kyiv city tour. Celebration of Victory Day on Maidan (Independence Square).

During the city tour, you will plunge into the atmosphere of ancient Kyiv and feel the rhythm of modern city.

You can see Saint Volodymyr Cathedral, Saint Sophia Cathedral – the first monument in Ukraine listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in XI century by the Order of Yaroslav Mudry; St. Michael’s Cathedral, which is unique by its architecture and painting, is the first cathedral with golden domes of Kyiv; The Golden Gate, one of four fortifications crossing the city of Kyiv; National University named by Taras Shevchenko, Kyiv Opera House, monument of Bogdan Khmelnytsky, monument of princess Olga, Saint Andrew’s Church, River Station, Funicular, Kontraktova Square, Kyiv Mohyla Academy, monument to founders of Kyiv «Ladiya», monument of Motherland, embankment of Dnieper River, Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.

Overnight at the hotel.   

7th day. 10.05.17
  • Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out.Transfer to airport.

Tour price per 1 person in EURO

 Hotels 4* 6 person group  10 person group 12 person group 
Prestige Class HotelsRadisson Blu Kyiv 4*, Londonskaya Odesa 4*, Dejavu 4* Berdichev  705 euro 635 euro   612 euro
Comfort Class HotelsDnipro Kyiv Hotel 4*, OK Odesa Hotel,  Dejavu 4* Berdichev  394 euro   322 euro  300 euro

The price includes

  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport;
  • All intercity transfers;
  • Accommodation in double rooms;
  • All Excursions in program;
  • Breakfast.

The price doesn’t include

  • Lunch Dinner;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Entry tickets. 

Reservation form Jewish Ukraine in Kyiv

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